Burn Scar Treatment Q&A
Dr. Fisher is an associate professor of plastic surgery (PAR) in the Johns Hopkins Department of Plastic Surgery. His areas of clinical expertise include burn surgery, burn reconstruction, craniofacial surgery, and reconstructive microsurgery. He serves as the Director of the Johns Hopkins Bayview Adult Burn Center.
Committed to acute and reconstructive burn care of the highest quality, Dr. Fisher completed extensive training at multiple leading centers. These included a Burn Fellowship at the Shriners Hospital for Burns in Galveston, a Plastic Surgery Residency at Duke University, a Craniofacial Fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and a research fellowship at Harvard.
Throughout his career Dr. Fisher has brought the full breadth and depth of his training to care for patients with the most complex injuries and deformities. From 2014 to 2022 he was on the faculty of the University of Iowa where he served in the burn unit, led the craniofacial team, and served the hand trauma team. Recognizing that complex injuries need coordinated care, he developed the Complex Face Group at Iowa to coordinate multiple specialty collaboration.
Burns cause disfigurement, disability, and death particularly among the poor in the US and across the globe. Dr. Fisher’s research interests include improving prevention wherever burns happen, improving acute and reconstructive outcomes, and strengthening healthcare systems in the US and abroad in the face of burn and other disasters. His research interests also include wound healing and scar for burns and trauma.
He has been a national and international leader in burn care. He founded and chaired the American Burn Association Committee on Reconstruction. He also founded and continues to lead the ABA series of burn reconstruction courses. He is frequently invited to speak internationally and serves actively in burn-related humanitarian agencies.
Throughout his career, Dr. Fisher has emphasized the importance of a holistic approach seeking the restoration of not only physical health, but emotional recovery, social connection, and work reintegration of his patients.